rsync silently changes special files to regular ones!

Hardy Merrill hmerrill at
Tue Sep 16 23:48:47 EST 2003

jw schultz [jw at] wrote:
> I'm no writer but i have been toying with the idea of a
> practical "how the rsync utility works for the
> non-mathematician" document.  This wouldn't be a how-to but
> would instead describe in broad terms what the rsync
> internals are doing, the three processes involved and a
> general sketch of the protocol.  Something that wouldn't be
> obsoleted by enhancements.

I for one think that is an excellent idea.

Hardy Merrill
Red Hat, Inc.

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